​​Applying for a Firearms Licence 

Ensure you are aware of the general requirements for applying for a weapons licence.

You can now apply online for a Weapons Licence, submit all the documents and pay using credit/debit Mastercard or Visa.

You can still apply for a licence using a paper application form. You will need to submit it along with the required documentation and payment at a police station.

Below you will find the supporting documentation requirements and specific information for your genuine reason. Failure to submit all the required documentation will result in delays in processing your application.

To apply for a Firearms Licence for this genuine reason, you must provide the following documentation with your application:

  • Proof of address
  • Statement of Attainment for an approved weapons safety course
  • Proof that you are a current member of an approved shooting club. This may be a current membership card or a statement endorsed by the approved club; and
  • Current passport quality photograph.

Category C use at a club

You can only use a Category C shotgun at a shooting club approved for clay target shooting. However, you must prove that you have a lack of physical dexterity (a medical certificate will be required) that requires you to use this.  You must provide proof of your membership with a target shooting club approved for clay target shooting.